ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) — A festival that draws in thousands of people from across the country is set to kick off at the beginning of October.
Unicoi County’s 44th annual Apple Festival will crowd the streets of downtown Erwin Friday, Oct. 1 until Saturday, Oct. 2 and will feature hundreds of vendors featuring food, crafts and more.
According to the festival’s website, the Apple Festival earned a spot on the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events several times and is a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award with regular attendance of around 110,000 people.
Erwin town leaders gave the festival the greenlight after debate surrounding the rapid influx of COVID-19 cases in the region.
At a meeting, the board of mayor and aldermen voted 5-1 to allow the festival to continue with safety protocols.
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